The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Wax Book Catalogue/Book is coming out soon......going to the publisher end of the is a sneak peak

Above is the cover of "The Wax Book:  Altered, Repurposed, Remade" - this is a very professionally designed book of an exhibit I curated for the 6th Annual International Encaustic Conference...The exhibit opens at the Truro Center for the Arts, Gallery 10, at Castle Hill in Truro, MA. USA.

Many thanks go to Sarah E. Rehmer for the layout design, Nancy Natale for the editing and Milisa Galazzi for birthing the idea of turning the exhibit into a catalogue and handling sales and marketing...this small group that came together quite organically, would not have happened if it weren't for our passion for the book arts and the vision and belief that all that can be imagined is possible..

The Wax Book: Altered Repurposed, Remade
Curator: Supria Karmakar ; Editor: Nancy Natale
Layout Design: Sarah E. Rehmer ; Sales & Marketing: Milisa Galazzi 

37 wonderful pages of 13 artists' work on books, elements of books, in both two dimensional and three dimensional formats.

Patricia Dusman

Coming soon to for $25.00 (includes shipping) Or you can pre-order with Milisa or myself by contacting: or
Will also be available at the conference and opening of the exhibit.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

6th Encaustic International Conference coming up.......the buzzzzz is getting louder..

Above:  Terra Incognita, 'Unknown Territory', Encaustic Mixed Media Altered Atlas, 10 x 14, 2012
Below: Inside view

It has been so exhilarating to curate "The Wax Book: Altered, Repurposed, Remade" book exhibit....which will be opening at the Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA, at Gallery 10 as part of the 6th Annual Encaustic International Conference, May 31st to June 7th.   Thirteen artists will be exhibiting their intriguing works:

Patricia Dusman

Out of this exhibit, came a fabulous catalogue,documenting the that it may have a longer lasting possibility of being viewed, enjoyed and a source of inspiration.  Milisa Galazzi, Nancy Natale, Sarah E. Rehmer and I have worked diligently to produce this catalogue for you.  A huge amount of gratitude goes to Sarah E. Rehmer for her beautiful professional design and layout of the catalogue, Nancy Natale for her editing, fine eye to detail, and to Milisa Galazzi for coming up with the idea of producing a catalogue of the show and managing the sales and marketing; without this collaborative and team effort this would never have been possible.  I have truly enjoyed working with you all, thank you!

Most of all I would like to thank Joanne Mattera, Director/Founder of the Annual Encaustic International Conference and Cherie Mittenthal, Executive Director of the Truro Centre for the Arts at Castle Hill, for their acceptance of my proposal to curate a book exhibit and encouragement to do so....and of course to the 13 artists for submitting their extraordinary work for this show.

It has been a magnificent journey, and the buzz is getting louder...the conference is just almost a month away.... 

I am also excited about teaching at the conference, a Post-Conference 2-day workshop June 6 & 7th, and doing a demonstration on Sunday June 3rd on the same Altered Books with Encaustic

It is a wonderful conference, and I highly recommend attending and registering today if you haven't already.....